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Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Old 03-03-13, 04:26 PM
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
I think the whole secret will be about as big a surprise as when we discovered Senator Palpatine was actually Darth Sidious.
Thanks for ruining that!
Old 03-03-13, 07:15 PM
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Oh, and Darth Vader is Luke's father, and Leia is his sister.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Saw that Danny Elfman did the music for this one, seems that he does his best work with Raimi and Burton.
I didn't know Elfman did the music. I thought he said he would never work with Raimi again after Spider-Man 2?
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

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I didn't know Elfman did the music. I thought he said he would never work with Raimi again after Spider-Man 2?
Money talks and hypocrites walk I guess.

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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Money talks and hypocrites walk I guess.
To be fair, it doesn't appear that Elfman ever said that he'd "never" work with Raimi again, just that he had a horrible time on Spiderman 2 and wasn't doing Spiderman 3:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=5652
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i. "I'm not working on 'Spider-Man 3,'" the composer said. "I'm out of that. I won't miss not doing it. 'Spider-Man 2' was a miserable experience. It's like my connection with Sam got completely severed. As far as I'm concerned, he went to sleep, somebody put a pod next to him and when he awoke, he wasn't the same person I'd known for a decade. He went from right there number two on my list of favorite directors to the exact opposite of what I look for in a film experience which is everything I could do on 'Spider-Man 1,' I couldn't do on 'Spider-Man 2.' He got so intensely attached to the temp music that I couldn't even adapt my own music close enough. Let me put it that way. I couldn't get close enough to me, least of all anybody else who was in the temp score. It's the first time I've ever walked from a director in 20 years and hopefully the last time I have to turn my back on somebody but it became like intolerable. And I've been on some heavy duty films, so to say that, it had to be pretty bad. I've been in war zones you couldn't believe in 55 films but this is the first time I said, 'I've had it. It's just not worth it. I'd rather go back to waiting tables than to do 'Spider-Man 2' again, to have to have the same experience."
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

I never knew that Elfman had a falling out with raimi over SM2.
Old 03-04-13, 10:42 AM
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Me neither, but reading that it seems like Sam was really passionate about SM2 which is probably why it turned out as well as it did (compared to the other two entries.)
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

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This was fantastic. Whats the backstory here? They just sent someone whos never done an interview to try it with her? Was he a fan who won a chance at interviewing?

You know these actors get soooooooooo bored at junkets so something like this obviously was fun for her.
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He's a radio personality
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

It's hard to tell if that interviewer was doing schtick or was really honest...the final part about getting naked at weddings I think is a tip off that he went into that interview with an agenda. Still, Mila's reaction to everything is the best part.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Money talks and hypocrites walk I guess.
I think he actually thought Burton was doing the film and said yes.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

From making controversial video nasties to working on a Disney film? Ah, the time, they are a'changin'. Hey, maybe they could call this Bedknobs and Boomsticks!

HAHA! I'm here all night ladies and gentleman, thank you!

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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

That wasn't funny
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

For those in the Kansas City area, Union Station will show the movie for 2 weeks on their recently renovated Extreme Screen. 5 stories tall and 80 feet wide, it's the largest 3D screen in the area. They have 2 Barco 4k projectors and a JBL sound system. Might have to check it out.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Originally Posted by hanshotfirst113
From making controversial video nasties to working on a Disney film? Ah, the time, they are a'changin'.
I think a faster turnaround would be Bob Clark, who went from Porky's and Porky's 2 to A Christmas Story.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

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I think a faster turnaround would be Bob Clark, who went from Porky's and Porky's 2 to A Christmas Story.
FWIW, I think his turn from the original Black Christmas to his comedies was a bit bigger.

While they are obviously way more mature in nature, the Porky's movies share a bit more with A Christmas Story than one might think. They are both comedies, and both take place during America's pasttime of the late 40s to mid 50s. Christmas Story is simply done at a time when life is a whole lot more innocent for people, and Porky's when hormones are raging.

Anyhoo, back to the topic, I hope this provides some good entertainment and doesn't reek of studio intervention like Spider-Man 3.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Hans, why'd you delete that post?

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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Not entirely sure why, but I think I'll check this out tonight since Regal is doing 8pm showings. I'm mainly going just because it's Raimi.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Not entirely sure why, but I think I'll check this out tonight since Regal is doing 8pm showings. I'm mainly going just because it's Raimi.
Raimi is the only reason I'm interested. Wonder when we'll get a reviews thread?
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

I'm not interested in this flick. I'll rent it.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

When I saw this film, I somehow knew it wasn't going to be worth the price of a ticket. It just keeps falling on rottentomatoes.com. By the time all the reviews are in, it won't even be at 50%, and might fall close to 40%.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

So you saw the film? It upticked from 54% to 60%
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

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So you saw the film? It upticked from 54% to 60%
That's not saying much when it's 20 points lower than it started off, and it keeps going lower every time I check the site. I've checked the site 5 times and every time it's lower than the last time. Less than half the reviews are in, and the film currently sits at a whopping 32% with top critics, and those are the critics I most pay attention to when I'm on the fence about a movie.

My prediction about the movie sucking is based off of what I saw in the trailer, and it's still and bland looking performances. Who knows? It's possible I might enjoy it if I see it on cable, in spite of reviews. However, this is not an automatic buy for me. Some movies are and I ignore the critics. We'll see what the rest of the critics say.
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Re: Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - D: Raimi, S: Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff

Well there's a pretty substantial difference between when it was at 80% (and had 5 reviews) and now.

That said I'm not defending the movie, I think it looks like cheese and I'm not an Oz fan to begin with.

I do like me some Mila Kunis though, but I have Black Swan for that.

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